Rowand was struck on the bill of the helmet and struggled for several minutes before leaving the game. A CT scan at a hospital revealed just how serious his injuries were.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy doubted that Padilla was throwing at Rowand in retaliation, since San Francisco starter Todd Wellemeyer had pitched high and tight to Matt Kemp three innings earlier.Rowand has not yet been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
"You're always going to wonder what the intent was," Bochy said. "In that situation, that's not a time when a pitcher is going to hit somebody."